Bonefish are one of the world's great sport fish, they frequent shallow flats in exotic locations, are hard to spot (even in 12 inches of clear water), have amazing eyesight, are easily spooked by a clumsy presentation or angler, actively hunt prey, have amazing bursts of speed courtesy of their oversized tail and are beautiful to handle. As such they have long been in the realm and dreams of the Saltwater Flyrodder.
But what IF you could target them using artificials with a light tackle spinning outfit?
That question has long been floating around in the back of mind, the offer of a trip to the Cocos Keeling Islands in January 2021 with one of my customers brought it right into focus. Plenty of research on the internet, chatting online with bonefish guides, sourcing materials and the right hooks, brushing up on Fusion 360 and the 3D printer, moldmaking and jig tying, finally resulting in these original, shrimp fligs. Product testing was a huge learning curve but also amazingly rewarding, being able to unlock the key to chasing this amazing sport fish with light spin tackle was a real buzz.
Don't chase bonefish? Well, pretty much any predatory fish that eats small prawns or shrimps are a possibility for these shrimp fligs. To that extent, we currently are offering these shrimp fligs in 4 different hook sizes. From bonefish to yellowfin whiting, there's a shrimp flig for all occasions.
tropical flats predators such as bonefish, silver biddy, barred trevally, golden trevally.
Australian estuary species such as flathead, flounder and yellowfin whiting.
'premium XH Mustad black nickel hooks.
innovative head design means flig will always land the right way up.
neutral coloured flig heads to blend in with the flats environment.
natural shrimp colour schemes.
finn racoon wing material for maximum action with the slightest movement.